Hi my name is Chantal TruI contribute to the writing of HELLO ! United States. Last week I had the opportunity to attend this year’s Latin American Fashion Summit in sunny Miami. It was the perfect platform to see our favorite Latin American brands, celebrities and influencers supporting all the progress of LATAM fashion in the US and around the world.
LAFS was created by entrepreneurs Estefanía Lacayo and Samantha Tams with a mission to elevate and enrich the Latin American fashion and design industry. It has become a global network for fashion designers, designers, photographers and content creators from Miami to Brazil.
This year’s conference provided industry insights by big names in fashion such as Alexandre Birman, Johanna Ortiz and Lauren Santo Domingo (Yes, LSD) sharing invaluable advice with young entrepreneurs. One of the most amazing aspects of LAFS is the networking opportunities. Photographers, editors, content creators, and brands can create lasting relationships that only advance their careers locally and internationally.
Our favorite part of being part of LAFS was seeing the beautiful work of LATAM designers in person. We interviewed so many event attendees and the trending topic was what everyone was wearing with the answer always being one of our favorite Latin American designers.
We meet Sharon Fonseca, Anggy Bryan, Laura Tobón, Rodner Figueroa, Taliana Vargas and many more incredible fashionistas.